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Installment Option Deadline is Today
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It's not too late — you can still renew your membership with NATA! If you renew by Jan. 14:
  • You can pay your dues in two installments
  • NATA will extend your 2012 CEUs through Jan. 31, 2013
  • You'll be entered to win great prizes
Did you know you can also use your CEUs to purchase online quizzes and reserve them for future use? It's the perfect way to save some up if you've already got more than enough for 2013.

Renew today!

Heat Policy Implementation Webinar Next Week
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Andy Wilkinson, MS, ATC, will be presenting "Preparing for August in January: Putting your Heat Policy into Action" at 11:30 a.m. CT on Jan. 23. The presentation will review current literature concerning EHI and EAPs. We will also work to help athletic trainers overcome the barriers to using appropriate methods in the prevention of EHI, including the use of core temperature assessment devices, cold water immersion and wet bulb globe temperature.

Modular Taping Stations With An EDGE!

The Athletic Edge introduces modular taping stations to fit any size training room and any budget. Our high quality hardwood or laminate stations are manufactured using dowel and glue construction for long lasting durability. AE modular systems allows you to customize the height, depth, seats and custom graphics for any taping station. MORE

Deadline for ECE Chair Applications is Friday
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The Executive Committee for Education Chair position becomes available in June 2013. The ECE is charged with developing direction and policy for NATA's educational programs. The chair administers and coordinates the ECE and its current subgroups: Professional Education Committee, Post-professional Education Committee and the Continuing Education Committee. Electronic applications are due Jan. 18. Send the electronic application to Subject line should say: Executive Committee for Education Chair Search. More


Cramer Power Mister Portable
Misting Accessories

Transform your portable Cramer water system into a cool mist station. All-in-one, easy to install design with no additional water or power hookups needed. Installs in less than 20 minutes.

Accepting Applications for 2013 Scholarships
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We are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2013-14 academic year. The scholarship program is one of the NATA Foundation's largest, awarding more than $138,000 annually to deserving athletic training students. All personal information must be submitted by Jan. 21. More


Chattanooga’s Intelect® Transport systems are lightweight, battery or outlet-powered units featuring electrotherapy and ultrasound, or combination therapy. With an innovative compact design that lets you deliver effective, on-the-spot therapy to athletes on the sidelines, the basketball court, baseball diamond, and athletic training facilities, wherever it’s needed. For more information visit

Visit the BOC's newly designed website!
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The website features tabs specific for Candidates, Athletic Trainers, Educators and BOC Approved Providers for easier navigation. We are matching our new look and feel of the recent rebranding to express strength, knowledge, authority and presence in the athletic training community both in the U.S. and globally. More

PCORI Funding Announcement
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Letters of intent from researchers who intend to submit applications in response to the PCORI Funding Announcement for Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m. ET. The PFA is designed to support research that addresses methodological gaps in patient-centered outcomes research. PCORI will award $12 million for up to 14 contracts in this inaugural cycle. Additional PFAs to improve the nation's underlying capacity to conduct PCOR rapidly, efficiently and consistently over time will be issued in the future. More

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Técnica Gávilan is a system of Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Modalities and Functional Exercise, all in three dimensions. Benefits to your athletes and patients include: Shorter recovery time after injury, enhanced performance, strength & power will be elevated, and athletes do not have to stop training. MORE
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Institute of Medicine to Study US Youth Sports Concussions
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The Institute of Medicine launched a sweeping study of rising sports-related concussions among U.S. youth, amid concerns that the injuries may have contributed to the suicides of professional football players. The Institute, part of the private, non-profit National Academies, will probe sports-related concussions in young people from elementary school through early adulthood. More

Athletic Trainer Saves Life of Referee in Buffalo, NY
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Jim Martek was the referee at a high school basketball game in Buffalo, N.Y., in early January when he collapsed in the midst of a heart attack. Doctors say he was more than lucky to survive. He had an emotional reunion last week with the woman who saved his life, athletic trainer Melissa Hudecki. "I said, 'That's my angel of mercy.' And my family is so happy," Martek said. More


How to Stay Injury Free While Working Out
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It's time to start that dreaded diet-and-exercise routine at the top of your resolution's list. But before you dive into a new fitness program, consider a little research first. For those not used to regular exercise, or just beginning an unfamiliar regimen, injury can be a risk that can have you forgoing your workout plans before Valentine's Day. More

After Concussion, Teen Athletes Recover Slowly
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The ability to focus and switch tasks readily amid distractions was compromised for up to two months among high school athletes who suffered concussions, according to a new study. The discovery suggests that some athletes may need longer recovery periods than current practices dictate to lower the risk of subsequent concussions. Conventional wisdom says that typical recovery from concussion takes seven to 10 days. More

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To Protect Against Injuries, Young Athletes May Need to Play More Just for Fun
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One way to avoid injuries in young athletes may be for them to simply spend more time in unorganized free play such as pick-up games, a Loyola University Medical Study has found. In a first-of-its-kind study, Dr. Neeru Jayanthi and colleagues found that injured young athletes who play a single sport such as tennis spent much less time in free play and unorganized sports than uninjured athletes who play tennis and many other sports. More

Advanced Technology Chip Measures a Lifetime of Head Impacts
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The GForcetracker, an advanced linear g-force and rotational monitoring system has announced its official launch into the marketplace. The GFT is a fully programmable detection device worn inside of a helmet that accumulates a lifetime of impacts to the head. More

Snowboarding Tops List of Winter-Sports Injuries
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Across much of the United States, the winter months are a fun time filled with falling flakes and holiday cheer. But high season for snow and ice can also entail broken bones. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daryl O'Connor of Melrose Park, Ill., said some of the most celebrated seasonal sports, such as skiing and sledding, give rise to a raft of visits to the emergency room. Snowboarding, said O'Connor, is Exhibit A for outdoor sport-related injuries. More

Knee Surgeries Like RGIII's Are on Rise
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Confident you and your teen athlete are both safe from suffering the knee injury that forced NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III off the game field and under the knife this week? Think again. The Washington Redskins' rookie tore two of the four primary ligaments, including his anterior cruciate ligament. The number of ACL injuries has more than tripled since 2000, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. More
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